Soviet ballistic missile base, 1991

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Could you imagine being around in 1991 and having this utter flood of new information come out from "behind the iron curtain" all off a suddne as the USSR collapsed. (I was a kid at the time, my memories of that year were mostly of the Desert Storm - Gulf War on TV, I fricking loved seeing Tornados)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine the surplus situation from the end of the cold war. It must have been amazing.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am 69 years old, I don't have to imagine.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        WHY ARE YOU ON PrepHole?
        WHY ARE YOU ON PrepHole?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nice

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tell us cold war stories, oldfren

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm just old enough to have understood what was going on and I remember like 3 things:
      1. The Germans were having a big party on the Berlin wall as citizens were taking sledge hammers to it.
      2. People were selling chunks of the Berlin wall with graffiti on them for hundreds of dollars.
      3. The number one concern from Americans was what was going to happen to and who was going to have control over the USSR's nuclear missiles. Would they be sold off to places like Iran for example.

      Imagine the surplus situation from the end of the cold war. It must have been amazing.

      Everyone considered it junk. Even as late as 1998 I was at a gun show and saw a table with a giant pile of Romanian AK's for like $270 each and nobody wanted them. There may have been a few rare ones that still had the mystique but those were never readily available in the states.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was ten, and I remember my dad, my granddad, and my uncle celebrating like mad. I remember it because it was the only time I've seen my granddad cry, and for the fact that my dad put his arm around me, let me have a sip of his beer and told me "We've beat them. You understand that right? We've beaten those godless sons-of-bitches, nobody is going to frick with us anymore, everything is going to get better from now on."

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jokes on us, we beat ourselves and the President is a puppet of China.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >nobody is going to frick with us anymore, everything is going to get better from now on.
        Grim...

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The guys in the soviet video say the same thing. "Great now we can get rid of all this"

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nuclear silos are bases look comfy, I used to think that they would be composed of a missile silo only and that's it but they have offices and bunkers in them.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they look comfy but the job looks mind numbingly boring. staring at a control panel all day and never really doing anything other than maintenance or whatever.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I would kill for this job

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Join the Air Force. People are doing this job right now

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I have a misdemeanor for trespassing

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I have a misdemeanor for trespassing
              Criminal scum frick, that for me is worse that murder and you put someone else in the position of having to shoot you to get you to leave them alone. I hope meth heads break in and crap in your bed.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              get the frick out of here

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I have a misdemeanor for trespassing
                Criminal scum frick, that for me is worse that murder and you put someone else in the position of having to shoot you to get you to leave them alone. I hope meth heads break in and crap in your bed.

                turns out exploring abandoned prison complex is a bad idea when the security contractor need to justify their overpriced contract

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The contract is there because dumbass kids would otherwise get themselves hurt in the building that likely doesn't have good cell coverage. And because the site can be used for other purposes such as training if it's not full of junkies.

                If you get yourself a criminal record for stepping into an area that's clearly marked as private, it's your own fault and you deserve all the derision you get.

                T. securitygay

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Theres a bunch of jobs like that, I once shitposted 7+ hours a day as a medical device tester working on haemodialysis products.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        At least you can get your co-worker to give you a crafty wank to pass the time. Wont be anyone disturbing you.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The fraternization potential is even greater with american missileers. They are coed. There are only two of them down in the shaft, and only one person physically interacts with them at intervals except in extreme circumstances (the base cook hand-delivers their tendies).

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >tfw accidentally nuke israel while a 3/10 chairforce roastie is bouncing on my dick

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Missileers have to be highly competent compared to most troops, and they can't have even a shred of "mental health issue" history. So you're talking mostly whitegirls who don't even know what "SSRI stare" means because they've never taken meds from a shrink in their life.
              https://desuarchive.org/k/thread/60317918/#q60342682

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nuclear blast proof sealed controlled atmosphere bunker deep below ground in the middle of nowhere and still having to wear a covid cuck mask.

                The only thing dumber would me a mask mandate on the ISS

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There's also a camera crew there, moron.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                sweet I'm also unmedicated
                sounds like the job for me

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Difference is they dont need the meds

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                how could you tell

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/HA1ezuD.jpg

                >mommy+daughter shared the same BBM
                peak airmen kino

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Big White Missile.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Don't reply to that homosexual

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/HA1ezuD.jpg

                burgers go woke again.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Women and their petty drives for revenge are a natural fit for a position where you need to guarantee a missile launch, even in a scenario where you know your entire civilization is fricked regardless. Having a karen operate the launch controls is a deterrent in itself.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't think that really comes into play. Missile sites routinely get 'test orders' where they go through the launch sequence not knowing whether it's real or a drill since they don't know the codes

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                is this true bros where can i read more about this?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                For Minuteman III I don't think it's true, they don't frick with systems carrying live warheads. The crews will routinely process command messages to e.g. retarget the missiles but it will be plainly obvious they're doing something benign, it's very different from enable and launch procedures. The full procedure is only practiced (and graded) in simulators, compliance with orders is ensured through indoctrination during initial training and the PRP program

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, and the pop trivia anon's misremembering is about submarines.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ssri stare is one of the stupider /misc/ memes

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That look of pure fluoridation
                That top note
                That creme

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nah it's real, go look at yourself in the mirror.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        All my jobs have been stressful or physically painful most of the time, I would KILL for something boring again, Had a job manning a dead phone line for a year and it was the best time of my life

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Apparently suicide rates amongst silo crews are sky-high, even by military standards.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Apparently suicide rates amongst silo crews are sky-high
          >Apparently
          >source: my ass

          No they aren't.

          Silo crews do a frick-ton of studying while on-dutyand move on in their careers.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >bunker bunkbeds
      dangerously comfy

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shouldnt there be fuel storage, emergency generators, and maybe emergency ration storage in case they have to stay down there awhile after the launch?
      Biggest question is how are nuclear silos powered? using the electrical grid seems like a potential liability.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >maybe emergency ration storage in case they have to stay down there awhile after the launch?
        Once they've turned their keys there really isn't any more use for them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Minuteman is better documented. Detailed description of the launch facilities here: https://web.archive.org/web/20230307065117/http://npshistory.com/publications/mimi/srs/sites.htm

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >emergency ration storage in case they have to stay down there awhile after the launch?
        Why? They have like a 30 minute lifespan then, hardly enough for a nice last dinner.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The telephone on the exterior of the bunker enter ends at 7:00 has its cable severed. He’s talking into a broken phone.
      Later at the end of the video, the sliders doing the defensive training are usually BFAs on their guns so they have to manually reload after every shot.
      Late-Soviet censors thought that this particular base and the footage released from it is good enough to show the world how competent their rocket forces were.
      It’s amazing we avoided nuclear catastrophe in the 1990s.

      They are comfy, but they are also full of toxic materials and chemicals. They need to be well cleaned and demilitarized before being safe for the public to enjoy or to be sold as private property. I’ve always wanted an old nuclear silo bunker as a home. IIRC some of them had regular houses/structures on top to hide the fact they’re missiles bases.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I visited the Titan Missile museum twice. It was always comfy down there in the control room

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Whoever labeled this picture has a sense of humor. "Control Center Number 1" ( dot #4) is the shitter.
      >He who controls the throne controls the missile

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/XmP1aJS.jpg

      What a coincidence I have this particular page open in a tab right now.

      "TITAN-1 EPITAPH"
      https://www.chromehooves.net/t1e_temp_home.htm

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        stuff like this makes me wish we were still under constant threat of a nuclear holocaust, it's so cozy and kino

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        90s websites > social mediaslop

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Apparently the biggest holdup with the LGM-35 Sentinel program is upgrading the silos and launch facilities to support the new missiles. APPARENTLY a ton of the silos have a bunch of old copper wiring laid between the the different silos, and a lot of that copper needs to be replaced. Well guess what, that copper just HAPPENS to run under a FRICK ton of residential and commercial property across 5 states.

    This has ballooned the budget by ~$30B.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Doubt (but open to seeing some sauce). They have a whole "cable affairs" section that does nothing but maintain the cable system and manage right-of-way issues with locals. There's even an 811 dig-safe number to call about just those cables.

      The hardened portion of the connectivity is called HICS. https://desuarchive.org/k/thread/60317918/#q60342301

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Apparently the biggest holdup
      is converting the missile systems from 8.25 floppy to the MUCH MUCH MUCH more modern
      >3.5floppyA
      this will be a HUGE, generational upgrade for the US ballistic missile leg of the nuclear triad

      expected cost?
      >$1.2trillion
      time?
      >~50 years
      good thing were an alien tech 50-100yrs + over Russia+china

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Apparently the biggest holdup is converting the missile systems from 8.25 floppy to the MUCH MUCH MUCH more modern 3.5floppyA
        Upgrade from floppy disks to SSDs was completed by mid-2019. Jesus christ you homosexuals will say anything

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >he trusts the chinese SSD over the 8x6 BBD

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    soviet atgms were dogshit

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Soviet ballistic missile base, 1991
    yeah

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      great source bro

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >John Simpson is a great source, he's a renowned journalist, are you a fricking moron?
        >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Simpson_(journalist)
        >"reported from more than 120 countries, including thirty war zones, and interviewed many world leaders. "
        https://twitter.com/JohnSimpsonNews/status/1521027554559340544

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah I know
          I said great source, why are you seething?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      John Simpson is a great source, he's a renowned journalist, are you a fricking moron?
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Simpson_(journalist)
      "reported from more than 120 countries, including thirty war zones, and interviewed many world leaders. "

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The OP video is from a longtime colleague of simpson, julian manyon, and features multiple shots of utterly shambolic troops. This includes snippets from one soldier who is audibly and visibly drunk on duty.

      You fricking gay moron automaton

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >33 years ago
      They could feasibly have retrofitted or repaired large swaths of their nuclear arsenal a long time ago.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yea, but that takes money and effort.
        Why give a shit when you only need the nukes to threaten?
        Why maintain something you will never actually use?
        This kind of thinking is why you don't have a yacht with golden toilets.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wait, the cooks bedroom and womens latrine are in the same room? um, yeah

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a tiny room nextdoor, but sure.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Minuteman. LCCs still look roughly like this today. High resolution on wiki commons:
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Minuteman_III_ICBM_Launch_Control_Facility_November-1,_1.5_miles_North_of_New_Raymer_and_State_Highway_14,_New_Raymer,_Weld_County,_CO_HAER_COLO,62-NERAY.V,1-_(sheet_4_of_4).png

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Titan

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/89OwEBP.jpg

      Minuteman is better documented. Detailed description of the launch facilities here: https://web.archive.org/web/20230307065117/http://npshistory.com/publications/mimi/srs/sites.htm

      https://i.imgur.com/FTIwoDM.png

      Nuclear silos are bases look comfy, I used to think that they would be composed of a missile silo only and that's it but they have offices and bunkers in them.

      No wonder multiple warheads are required to neutralise a single silo, its basically an entire underground base not to mention the reinforced defenses. I thought it literally was just a missile in the silo.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine being in one of those bunkers and getting a warhead strike directly above your bunker.
        I would what the intensity would be like, to be so close to a nuclear blast but to have so much material between yourself and the most powerful conventional weapon ever devised.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        With the current minuteman-only setup, it's a lot closer to "just a missile" plus the LCC. But each LCC covers 10 silos. Understanding the infrastructure sprawl is a lot easier if you use the connectivity maps. (link in

        Doubt (but open to seeing some sauce). They have a whole "cable affairs" section that does nothing but maintain the cable system and manage right-of-way issues with locals. There's even an 811 dig-safe number to call about just those cables.

        The hardened portion of the connectivity is called HICS. https://desuarchive.org/k/thread/60317918/#q60342301

        ).

        This map is a single missile wing. During the height of the cold war there were 6 or 7 of them, if I remember correctly. Currently there are 3.

        The 2-person crew that lives unnaground in 14-day deployments controls 1 flight. People are the □ rectangles and ○ white circles, silos are the ● solid dots.

        Biggest overall difference between the design of an older system like Titan vs. Minuteman is the number of missiles in a flight. I think the current count is the highest it's ever been.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Several hundred kt explosion within 100-300m generates enough overpressure to collapse the silo and probably the bunkers too, they're hardened but not to an absurd standard. When missile CEP was comparable to that radius there were indeed multiple warheads allocated per silo, nowadays I think 2 should be enough to give you a reasonable statistical probability

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Seems better to target the command centers than the silos if you're going for a first strike, though.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Destroyed missile is never going to launch, while if you hit the command centers you're gambling on there not being any redundancy to allow their missiles to be fired from elsewhere or quickly have control re-established.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That was a tactic at one point, but the systems were redesigned to allow one command center to control all the missiles in a squadron and to do remote launches from airborne command posts or signal rockets

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              But squadrons can't override each other. Supposedly...

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Titan, continued. High resolution on wiki commons:
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cutaway_Axonometric,_Control_Center_Section,_and_Missile_Silo_Section_-_Titan_One_Missile_Complex_2A,_.3_miles_west_of_129_Road_and_1.5_miles_north_of_County_Line_Road,_HAER_CO-89_(sheet_3_of_3).png

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick, that out of phase audio is crushing my brain.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buy yourself a prefab bunker shelter and plant it in the middle of the nowhere.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-s-last-nuclear-missile-base-chapple/29882485.html

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >be tour guide
      >be so obnoxious that a kiwi milblogger / dork, writing for Radio Free Europe, fact-checks not only your meme-history claims, but also the preferred spelling of your name
      Man, that woman must be something special

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you even target an enemies missile silo? You can assume that once they detect your launch they will launch their own missiles. You would basically be blowing up an empty target. Seems like a waste.

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